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computers to crash at a airports. >> christa: a federal investigation in under way for sites like fandual. >> jadiann: good morning, thank you for joining us. it's early, about 5:00. i'm jadiann thompson. >> christa: early. i'm christa delcamp. ready or not, we're ready to begin a thursday. it's looking chillier. it wakes you up. >> jadiann: it does for sure, a >> jeremy: absolutely, compared to yesterday at this time, 10-15 degrees colder now than yesterday. colder morning commute but dry. norwood 36, orange 33. in boston, mid and upper 40s with mostly clear skies. through the day, lots of sunshine. crisp and cool this morning. 7:00 the numbers in the low 40s. 2:00 this afternoon, cooler than yesterday but not as much wind. temps this afternoon low 60s. 7:00 this evening, dry commute. this evening, upper 50s. >> christa: let's see what we
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have going on in the commute for you this morning. rich? >> rich: hi, christa. good morning, it's sweet out there. it's chilly but boy, is the ride good. however, thursdays are the new monday mornings so it could be busy later on. right now it's wonderful. that's the expressway. there's your turnpike, there's downtown, quiet on storrow drive by the hatch shell. that's the ride it is for everybody. the t says just getting going and we're on time. >> christa: thank you. happening today, a southbridge teacher in trouble and heading to court accused of sharing some inappropriate images. >> jadiann: officers say he was taking explicit pictures of himself and sending them to a teenager. jennifer eagan is in dudley where the young teacher will face a judge in a few hours. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this teacher was fired by school officials in southbridge when they learned about the investigation. it began when someone overheard
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a conversation in a school hallway. >> police say 21-year-old joseph zuniga from webster was sending nude pictures of himself to a 17-year-old student. >> the teacher is put in a position of trust and it's -- it's sickening to hear allegations like this. >> a school resource officer overheard students talking about the nude images and the student showed detectives the pictures on his cell phone. police say zuniga, first friended the 17-year-old on facebook last year then sent ten photos, some waist down, others of his entire body. the sent the same pictures in august. the suspect, an alleged victim, met at a church function two years ago but police say there's been no physical contact. >> to the best of our knowledge, the student never communicated back to the teacher or said anything. just remained silent web when he
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>> zuniga is charged with dissemination of obscene material to a minor. new england." >> jadiann: thank you. a worcester mother is facing arming allegations after her son sewed up to school bruised and limping. the family lives at this apartment building. the staff noticed the injuries tuesday and called an ambulance. the boy suffered injuries do his head, arms and other parts of his body. police arrested his mother, 22-year-old chantal nguyen for reckless endangerment and allowing her child to get hurt. she blames her male roommate for the marks on her son. the boy is in the care of the department of children and families. >> airports across the country back up and running this morning after a u.s. department of homeland security computer system experienced what they call a service disruption, leaving passengers waiting in line, including at logan. you see nick emmons.
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what are officials saying about this morning? >> reporter: officials said everything was cleared up around 9:00 last night. but for almost two hours, international terminals across the u.s. saw big backups. after hours of flying. >> it looked a bit of a mess because the system was down. >> international travelers met with long lines at logan. >> we were coming from london and our flight was full of a team coming to row at the head of the charles this weekend, so the flight was packed. >> government officials confirmed the department of homeland security computer system that checks passengers against terror watch lists had an issue. >> there were huge lines, frustration, children crying. >> new york city's j.f.k. airport bogged down. customs and border protection says the outage lasted 90 minutes and the problem was with the computers and kiosks used by passengers arriving in the u.s.
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>> maybe we idealize the united states too much. you know, because in all countries, in all places, and in all professions, if something goes wrong, you must have a plan b and an exit strategy. it was frustrating after a long trip. having said that, it's okay. >> seven hours? >> you had to wait a little bit longer? >> yes. >> how are you feeling now? >> good, happy to be back. >> officials say flyers continue to be checked against the terror watch list as the disruption was ongoing but everything has been cleared up around 9:00 last night. live from logan, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: also new this morning, dozens of families are back in their homes after a gas line ruptured and forced them to evacuate. you can see the flames. they shot into the air some 30 feet on wednesday. the gas company says a crew hit the line with a piece of heavy equipment and static electricity
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the flames were so intense they melted the power lines above. >> the flames were up, were catching the wires. the wires that were across the street were on fire. so those have all come down. >> the fire was higher than the wires, just a massive, massive ball of fire. >> jadiann: the gas line is now fixed. crews from the gas company went home to home to relight everyone's appliances last night. >> christa: now to the race for the white house. an antihillary clinton ad that ran during tuesday night's presidential debate has left some family members of benghazi victims angry. a political action committee paid for the 30 second ad showing the grave of christopher stevens and pictures of stevens and three other americans killed during the 2012 attacks including glen doherty.
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stevens's mother says she would sue the pac if she could. pro choice protesters planning to attend donald trump's campaign rally in tyngsboro. trump will speak at tyngsboro high school. it's the second time he's been in massachusetts. he attended a fundraiser in august. a handful of protesters showed up that. >> secretary of state john kerry will meet with both leaders to ease tensions. yesterday israel police shot down a palestinian man running through a security checkpoint with a knife. hours later another knife attack left an israeli woman hurt and a palestinian attacker dead. israel is calling up additional security forces and sealing off palestinian neighborhoods.
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former nba and reality tv star lamar odom. he's reportedly on a ventilator after found unconscious at a brothel in nevada. he suffered brain damage and at least one stroke. doctors say he had several drugs, including cocaine, in his system when he was taken to the hospital tuesday afternoon. the 35-year-old's estranged wife, khloe kardashian is right there at his bedside. >> he did get a call on sunday afternoon or evening and he seemed upset about a tv show he was on with the kardashians and maybe it was a rerun that he didn't like but he got over it quick. he was having cocktails. >> christa: police say workers at the brothel told them odom had been using cocaine when he checked in on saturday and a source close to khloe kardashian says she will make the medical
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decisions because the couple's divorce has not been finalized. >> jadiann: there are reports the fbi and justice department are investigating online fantasy draftkings. nancy chen has the details. >> reporter: it's a story we're following closely. investigators want to determine if website such as draftkings and fandual violate federal law. the fbi has been contacting people who played on draftkings. they're asking people about those experiences or their experiences with the website in both draft king's and fandual gained the attention of federal investigators after a draftkings employee admitted to releasing sensitive information about the site's biggest contest. the same employee then won $350,000 on a contest on fandual. fandual and draftkings banned workers from playing on each
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office is talking with both companies to protect their players. live in the control room, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: tom brady and the patriots are set to square off against the colts for the first time since the afc championship game. during that game the colts complained new england's footballs were not inflated properly. >> christa: that set things in motion. if brady is looking for payback he isn't letting on. he gave his standard answers, even when dan hausle pressed him for more. >> i'm always pretty motivated regardless of the opponent, regardless of the team or week. >> come on, isn't there any heart, any human that -- >> i'm a human, there's no doubt. i'm definitely human. >> brady says he isn't sure if the up coming game means more than most to patriots fans, he's just focusing on trying to beat the colts.
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after tearing his right biceps muscle. he was placed on injured reserve. he left sunday's win over the cowboys in the first half but remained on the sideline and spoke to reporters. it's his first major injury since joinings nfl. keep it tuned here for coverage of the pats, colts show down. football night in america starts at 7:00 and kickoff is 8:30. >> christa: we have much more ahead here on this thursday morning, including a new report that is highlighting the continuing cost of the big dig years later. the latest on the big bill facing taxpayers. >> jadiann: a house of horrors in westport. what investigators found inside leading to animal cruelty charges for three people, including a teenager. >> christa: the bruins playing a late game out west. see if the team is waking up with their first win. >> jeremy: cold for the morning commute. temperatures 30s and 40s.
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a cool day but not as windy as yesterday.
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>> ready for the roller-coaster ride. sounds like the weekend will be i don't get this. help us out. >> jeremy: it's that time of
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year where you have summer that doesn't want to let go and winter is overly excited to show up. way too excited. you'll see that on the seven-day forecast. we're in the 60s today. 40s on sunday and then back into the 60s next week. nice fall da ri w m looking chili. both days will be dry so if you have outdoor plans, head of the charles is huge, it will be dry but blustery and cold, especially sunday. high temps sunday only in the upper 40s. compared to yesterday morning at this time the numbers 10-15 degrees colder than where we were. we're in the 40s, even in metro boston, winthrop 47, squamscott 45, wellesley 39, merrimack valley, southern new hampshire, litchfield 36, lowell at 41. back into the worcester hills, the numbers in the 30s. brookfield 33. yesterday all these cities and towns were in the upper 40s for morning temps so a good idea for jackets and sweaters and hoodies with temps through southeast mass in the 40s. even on the cape and the islands, yarmouth, 48. the air is dry so we'll have all sorts of sunshine. this afternoon brighter than yesterday afternoon so the numbers will be cooler but a
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boston this afternoon 6 dartmouth 61, north of town, lower 60s in the merrimack valley. fitchburg this afternoon 59, keene 58, the cape and the islands, edgartown 61, nantucket 60. no tropical stormness across the united states. showers through florida as well as portions of the desert southwest of all locations but most of the nation is rain-free. tonight, clouds on the increase. a few sprinkles after midnight and tomorrow, morning clouds, a developing sunshine. windy tomorrow, mid 60s. into the weekend we go. cool on saturday with temperatures on saturday in the upper 50s. here comes a cold blast of air into new england late saturday night and sunday. you see that purple northern vermont, northern new hampshire? snow showers up north. again, the key word up north, not metro boston or anywhere in southern new england. head of the charles it weekend.
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dry both days, northwest wind on saturday 15-25, same on sunday but cold. only in the upper 40s. your 7on7 forecast, that's the kookiness i'm talking about. monday 49, and then two days later, wednesday 67. got to love new england. >> jadiann: that's right. thanks, j.r. it's a tough time to be a pair of jeans. denim sales suffered a drop this year. domestic sales of jeans have gone down 6%. the denim downfall is from a rise in leggings and yoga pants. leevys said their profits are down. all day breakfast at mcdonald's has consumers loving it and has more people thinking about eating at the golden arches. 46% of people who eat out for breakfast are likely to go to mcdonald's for the next meal, ago. >> christa: have you ever found a deal on line you could not
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how about spending $12 to buy one of the most popular websites in the world? this is exactly what one local grad student was able to do only for about 60 seconds. here's nancy chen, quite the story. >> reporter: what a great 60 seconds they were. that babson student is working on his masters in marketing and he was temporarily the master of google. he legally purchased theirs website two weeks ago. sanmay ved is a former google employee who was testing the registration services when he noticed the domain was available for only $12 so he decided to try to buy it. to his surprise, that purchase actually went through. >> i expected it to stop at some point in time and to say -- it said you are the owner, here are all the information and it started giving me the information. >> google caught the glitch unfortunately about a minute
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the company offered a reward to ved. he asked that the money be donated to an education charity in india so google doubled the offer and made the donation. >> christa: so apparently some attorneys were trying to contact him to see if they could fight this out, like a lot of potential money to be made there. but he took the high road on that one i guess. >> jadiann: that's right. fun story. next on 7news, the bruins look to get in the win column as they face off against the avalanche,. >> christa: the patriots, are they up for revenge or what? that means you could run up the score if you have your pats on your team. who to start and who it sit in fantasy fixer. >> jadiann: now that school is in session, we're bringing back class act. if you know a student between 6th and 12th grades doing something outstanding in school,
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>> jeremy: good morning, welcome back, fall colors exploding across new england, reaching peak through the mount washington valley and through the mcdonald region, the berkshires, metrowest. the colors coming on strong. here's a shot that one of my twitter friends is a photographer, he was in crawford notch on tuesday. if weekend if you're heading into new hampshire and maine there might be a little bit of snow on top of the mountains saturday night and sunday morning. >> jadiann: welcome to fantasy fixer, we're excited about the sunday night football game on nbc. that is the deflategate rematch between the pats and colts. a couple of players to watch on the pats side. >> there's going to be a lot of
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tom brady motivated but julian edelman unstoppable against the cowboys. you have to like the patriots receivers against anybody in the league. even danny amendola could be a bad matchup for the colts. either of the pats top two receivers, start 'em. >> the colts are rebounding and andrew luck may not be on the field but if he recovers, and he is, how much boost could that bring? >> i don't know, colts won three state due the offense isn't putting fear into anyone. hasselbeck probably back on sunday night but i'm not like the matchup. andre johnson had a big game in his hometown. i don't think he can do that against the patriots. andre johnson, sit him. >> how about the surprise win by the browns. you are money on the browns? >> a big nope. joshua put up 451.
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if you're picking up josh, don't start him. >> christa: let's talk about the bruins, they're enjoying their first win of the new season as they had no problems whatsoever handling the avalanche in colorado. six b's players scored. jimmy haze with his first score with the bruins and he added two assists. the b's win 6-2. they go for win number 2 saturday night against the coyotes in arizona. nice late game there. if you didn't stay up, now you know. >> jadiann: it was a good one. i didn't see it, i read highlights. i used to live across the street from the coyote stadium in phoenix so that will be a good time and nice weather. next. turning the tables on the restaurant industry. one owner is doing away with tipping. what does this mean for diners and workers? >> reporter: is taxpayer money going down the drain due to leaks inside big dig tunnels? we'll explain coming up next. >> christa: the massachusetts appeals court weighing in on a church controversy.
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right to rise usa content of this message. new this morning, a hefty price tag a new report highlights the continuing costs of the big dig. >> christa: filthy, disgusting conditions. three people charged after pets found in a home in westport. >> the family of a crew member on a sunken cargo ship taking >> christa: it's 5:30. how are you doing? >> jadiann: i'm okay. you know ... >> christa: that was convincing. >> jadiann: a few hiccups this morning but powering through. >> christa: we have some technology sometimes that agrees with us. jadiann's microphone, i'm not sure what was going on. at least we could hear her. >> jadiann: i was able to duct tape it. check. we're good.
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it's thursday. right? it's not monday and it's not snowing yet. temps compared to yesterday at this time 10-15 degrees colder than where we were. it feels like it could snow but the air is dry. we've got a nice fall day. boston at 48. norwood 35. orange down to 32. so through the day, a lot of sunshine. the school bell forecast, crisp at the bus stops. jackets and sweaters and hoodies a good idea for the kids. they'll have outdoor recess and when school let's out this afternoon, a nice one. low 60s this afternoon. >> christa: duct tape saves the day always. rich, how about fast track? >> rich: it's one thing duct tape can't solve, traffic backups. live in braintree, there's a crash above the hill. traffic was backed up to route 37. it's moving better on 128 southbound. no delay on route 3 heading for the expressway. the expressway's about a ten-minute right.
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no turnpike headaches, no route 128 headaches. route 1 north of boston, route 93. 93 is fine new hampshire to boston and right now light traffic showing up on route 1. no delays on the t. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: thank you, rich. a chilly 48 degrees this morning. now the day's top stories. a southbridge teacher is set to face a judge after being accused of sending obscene photos of himself to a student. police say joseph zuniga sent the photos through facebook several times. police were alerted when an employee at the school heard students talking about the obscene content. airports across the country are back up and running. international travelers dealt with long lines at logan last night. government officials confirmed the department of homeland security's computer system that checks passengers against terror watch lists had an issue. that outage lasted about 90 minutes. >> the fbi and justice department are investigating online fantasy sports sites such
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as draftkings and rival company fandual to determine if they violate the law. agents from the fbi office in boston contacted people who filet maria on the site, asking about their experiences. >> christa: a report claiming the big dig continues to cost taxpayers big money and that's because bigger leaks have sprung up. we're talking about millions of dollars in order to solve the problem. let's go to victoria warren with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning, christa. there's a lot of concern that taxpayer dollars could be going down the drain and it's all because of some leaks inside the big dig tunnels. this is based on a review by the "boston herald" that found that leaks in the tunnels this year are more severe than ever before. the "herald" quotes a massdot official is saying the leaking still falls within federal safety guidelines. the paper reports state officials say the leaks can't all be fixed and some will always be there.
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the cost and estimated 5 to $7 million a year for a plumbing bill. 16 million gallons of water pumped out in 2014, the same amount pumped out in just the first six months of this year. officials, when they were questioned about why so much water was pumped out this year, they say that the winter's record snowfall may have contributed to the number. live in boston, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: the company that runs the commuter rail says it had its best september on time performance in nearly a decade. keolis says nearly 92% of trains ran on time last month, the best since 2006. the mbta and key ols agreed on a plan that requires monthly on time rates to be above 90% every month. >> jadiann: three people from westport of behind bars after a horrible case of animal cruelty.
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with fleas and animal feces. police came across two dead dogs and a dead lizard. nicolenicole botelho and stephen botelho were arraigned. >> jury selection for philip chism has been suspended in his case. he refused to come out of his cell wednesday. the day before that a psychologist saw the 16-year-old banging his head on the floor. based on the findings of the independent evaluators, a judge could send chism to the hospital for 20 days. he's accused of raping and killing his teacher, colleen ritzer, at danvers high school and faces life in prison if convicted. >> jadiann: tearful testimony in a boston courtroom before a man
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timothy kostka was convicted of killing a 67-year-old woman in her home. prosecutors say kostka stabbed the woman then stole lottery tickets and bought heroin. barbara coyne's son found her minutes after the attack. the family has been waiting more than three years to see her killer sent to prison and say her murder has been devastating. >> i still pick up the phone every day to call and talk with her. >> i hope she knows how proud i was of her, i am of her. >> i'm very worried about the fact there will be more timothy kostka add addled with heroin with the goal to steal other people's money. >> he'll spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of patrol. >> for the first time in 100 years there will be deer
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hunting, a controlled hunt meant it reduce the deer population which is out of control in recent years. it will be held on weekends at the end of november and beginning of december and just that. >> jadiann: ahead on 7news, no more tipping. one owner is changing the game at his restaurants and why wait staff may benefit. >> christa: a new warning about the potential dangers of dietary supplements. >> jeremy: cold this morning, 30s and 40s right now. this afternoon with the sunshine, temps recover, low
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school district is proposing a new policy to allow students and teachers to text one another. if passed it would allow communication through texting and facebook between teachers and students which was off-limits before. some are concerned it could lead to inappropriate conversations. >> we believe it doesn't go far enough. in fact, it seems to open the door to inappropriate community community -- communication between teachers and students. >> the district says the parents can request their child not be contacted through text or facebook. >> jadiann: a owner of a major restaurant group in new york city is changing the way customers pay. by the end of next year all restaurants in the union square group will no longer allow customers to tip. instead they'll increase prices to go toward a raise for the wait staff and kitchen workers. the goal is to make the dining experience easier on customers.
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it's not fair if -- there's bad service, don't punish the waiter, punish the restaurant, push me. don't come. >> when the restaurant makes that switch, customers will only have to sign their names on the credit card slips so there will be no cash tipping allowed. >> christa: so it takes the guesswork on that, 15%? let me do the math. >> jadiann: did you ever work in food service? >> christa: i did, fast food. i wasn't a waitress. >> jadiann: i was a servinger at chilis. they think you make a liveable wage and you don't. you could get left a 20% tip or a quarter. >> christa: it's so true. as long as this price change really does directly go to the servers. >> jadiann: yeah. he says he's focused on hospitality so hopefully he would translate that care into his wait staff. interesting concept into you would hope. we have lots more to tell you about today in our "know and go" segment. you might want to check your refrigerator because the dole food company is voluntary
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>> christa: 5:45. it's "know and go" time. it's thursday, one step closer to friday so it's really good news. >> jadiann: i can feel the excitement. we're almost there. a chilly weekend on tap. >> jeremy: but the sun will shine. it's cold right now. by this afternoon, lower 60s. mild tomorrow. a lot of wind though tomorrow. that wind may kind of mask that mild feel to the air tomorrow. and there's no getting around the cold blast of air heading our way this weekend. saturday's not too tough. mid 50s, but windy. sunday, only in the upper 40s. compared to yesterday morning at this time, the temps are 10-15 degrees colder. norwood 34. worcester 39. jackets and sweaters and hoodies and layer yourself up as well as the kids at the bus stop this morning.
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with mostly sunny skies on the way. less wind compared to yesterday. it will be cooler than yesterday afternoon. this afternoon upper 50s to the lower 60s. boston 60. lawrence 61. worcester hills fitchburg 59, worcester 59 and on the cape and the islands, nantucket 60 degrees. tonight, clouds on the increase. sprinkles after midnight. 45-50. tomorrow morning clouds, sprinkles and developing sunshine tomorrow. a windy day but with that wind, temperatures reach the mid 60s. here comes a cool front into new england tomorrow night so saturday's cool and another cool front coming at us on sunday. they're coming at us like gang busters. that's a sign of fall with temperatures on sunday cold. fall foliage is peaking right knew. perhaps in your neighborhood. my street is loaded with maple trees. they're the first to go. oak trees, your peak isn't for another two or three weeks.
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cold weather, sunday a mix of clouds and sunshine. highs on sunday, including head of the charles it weekend, only in the upper 40s metro boston. >> jadiann: brrrr, thanks, let's roads. >> rich: that may make the ride better. thursday can be tough but the ride. we're live on the expressway, it backs up where it has to. south by the split. that's gone. a new crash at route 24, a crash in taunton by route 140. couple of lanes taken up there. north of town, traffic's in there's 93 downtown. no delays here. route 128 out of beverly toburg burlington, a good ride. the t says we're okay too. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: happening today a southbridge teacher in trouble heading to court accused of sharing inappropriate images. >> jadiann: officers say he was
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taking explicit pictures of himself and sending them to a teenager. the teacher will face a judge in a few hours. >> reporter: he was fired when school officials in southbridge learned about the investigation. he's accused of sending those photos two separate times. 21-year-old joseph zuniga taught english. he friended a student on facebook last fall then police say he sent ten graphic images to the student. allegedly he sent the photos again in august. a school resource officer overheard students talking about the pictures in the hallway. the students showed detectives the pictures on his phone. zuniga, from webster, is charged with dissemination of obscene material to a minor a felony. police don't believe there was physical contact between the student and teacher. live if dudley, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we have new details on a church controversy in scituate. a state appeals court upholding
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a ruling saying parishioners are trespassing at the church. people have been holding a 24/7 vigil in assailant francis church for the past 11 years. it started as a protest when the archdiocese wanted to close it down. the parishioners plan to hold a news conference today. police releasing more details in a 1992 cold case murder they recently solved. lena bruce was found dead in her home 23 years ago. investigators found her killer in january when a dna sample matched an inmate in boston. detectives then reinterviewed witnesses and reinterviewed the -- reviewed the aging case file until they had enough evidence to charge the man for a crime. >> the family of a missing crew member from el faro is suing the ship owes owner for 100 million-dollar. the coast guard called off the search last week after it sank off the coast of florida during
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hurricane joaquin. the family's lawyer says the ship should have never left port. >> our lawsuit is the first of a number that will be filed in this case. and these are families seeking justice. that's what they're seeking, they're seeking justice. not just the one, they want to get to the bottom. they don't want this shoved under the rug. >> 33 crew members disappeared, including two men from massachusetts. >> christa: baltimore police arresting at least a dozen protesters who refused to leave city hall overnight. dozens of people disrupted the committee meeting on appointing the interim police commissioner to the permanent petition. police say they ignored repeated warnings to leave after the meeting ended. the demonstrators were upset the commissioner had not met with them to listen to their demands. a new include in the search
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american hero spencer stone in sacramento. police released two new surveillance pictures which captured the getaway car used following the street fight. witnesses say stone got into a fight trying to defend a woman outside of a nightclub. as he threw punches, one of men came from behind and stabbed him several times in the side. >> we're reviewing a lot of video from the area and we're hoping that that will prove positive for the case. >> stone remains in good condition at the hospital. he and two friends were hailed at heroes overseas after they prevented a terror attack onboard a train in france. >> jadiann: on 7 health cast a shocking new statistic regarding dietary supplements. the new england journal of medicine estimates 23,000 americans are sent to the emergency every year from taking the supplements. body building and sexual
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cardiac symptoms. calcium and vitamin d pills may not prevent colon cancer. the latest set back in disease prevention. more than 2200 people who previously had colon cancer were asked to take calcium and vitamin d3. after three to five years, almost half of them developed new growths. >> christa: a important health alert, dole fresh vegetables recalling some cases of bagged spinach over possible salmonella exposure. the potentially contaminated greens were distributed in 13 states, including massachusetts and connecting connecticut. best buy october 18. lab testing found evidence of salmonella in a ran some sample. we tweeted out a link to help you out. >> the toronto blue jays are heading to the american league championship league series
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following a wild win over texas. batista hit the a three-run home for give the jay's a lead. the benches cleared twice before the next inning. earlier in the seventh a controversial play went against the jay's allowing the rangers to take the lead. the seventh inning lasted 53 minutes. toronto won 6-3. >> christa: the blue jays taking on the royals in the alcs. kansas city beating houston 7-2 to win the series three games to two. game one of the alcs will be in kansas city tomorrow night. >> jadiann: the city is painted blue. america's next top model it leaving the runway. >> christa: after 22 seasons the reality competition series will end its run with the current season finale in december. tyra banks says she believes it's time. cw network is considering airing
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past two decades at some point next year. feeling the force. the airline ana is showing off its new "star wars" r2d2 plane front to back, inside and out. style. the dreamliner will fly to seattle and san jose from asia destinations. passengers will be able to watch all six previous "star wars" films in. the first flight takes off sunday. okay, j.r., he's in hyper drive. >> jadiann: his head just exploded. >> jeremy: that the time to mention my millennium falcon cuff links? christmas. a cold morning, not hoff weather yet. through the day, mostly sunny skies. it's a nice day with temps this afternoon in the upper 50s to around 60.
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when school lets out this afternoon. >> jadiann: we still have another hour of news ahead on "7 news today in new england," including chaos and confusion in boston around airports around the country after customers have problems with computers that screen people for terror suspects. we'll tell you more about that. >> christa: a ball of fire erupting in medfield and what
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>> christa: a customs security glitch causing backups at airports. >> frustration. >> what we're learning about what happened. >> flames soar into the air as a gas line explodes in medfield. >> christa: for trouble for draftkings. >> jadiann: the man in charge of protecting tom brady's blindside out for the season. >> christa: good morning, 6:00 a.m. and it's thursday. delcamp. thompson. happy you're waking up with us. we're start with a look at the forecast. a few extra layers or extra coat would help. >> christa: you don't want to freeze. >> jeremy: that's correct. compared to yesterday at this time, numbers are 10-15 degrees colder. norwood 34. boston 48, jaffrey 34. merrimack valley upper 30s. a cold start but it's a day that features mostly sunny skies. after we get rid of the early
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it will be cooler than yesterday but we should be talking about temps in the lower 60s. that's where we'll finish. the evening commute dry, temps in the upper 50s. meanwhile, up here in southern canada, cold air is building and it's heading for new england. i'll let you know when it arrives and how cold it turns in 15 minutes. >> jadiann: let's go over to rich kirkland. >> rich: good morning. we're 2,000 feet above route 128 in lynnfield, southbound. that's a pretty good ride. very good. even this time of day. no delays out of beverly to burlington to waltham or southbound route 128. the turnpike, white lights coming after you after the allston, brighton tolls. evening in framingham, not much backup. there's a backup on the expressway, certainly by the gas tank. a crash on 24 northbound in taunton by 140. it's a half mile backup. the t says no delays.
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rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: happening today at 6:01 a local teacher facing troubling charges. the 21-year-old is accused of sending nude pictures of himself to a student. >> southbridge police arrested him. jennifer eagan is live at the courthouse with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this teacher was fired by school officials in southbridge when they heard about the investigation. it began when someone overheard a conversation in a school hallway. police say 21-year-old joseph zuniga from webster was sending nude pictures of himself to a 17-year-old student of his at southbridge high school. >> while the teacher is put in a position of trust, it's sickening to hear allegations like this. >> a school resource officer overheard students talking about the nude images and the student showed detectives the pictures on his cell phone. police say zuniga, who taught english, friended the 17-year-old on facebook last
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year. then he sent around 10 photos, some just waist down, others of his entire body. zuniga sent the same pictures again two months ago in august. the suspect, an alleged victim, met at a church function in webster two years ago but there's been no physical contact. >> to the best of my knowledge, the student never communicated back to the teacher, just remained silent. when he got the images, there was never a response. >> zuniga will be arraigned later today. we're live in dudley, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: we're following breaking news on this thursday morning. officials say that 5500 u.s. troops will be staying in afghanistan after 2016. president obama is expected to make an official announcement a bit later on today. we'll bring you more as we get it. also, this morning, airports
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running. a glitch with homeland security and customs computers caused major backups across the country, including here at logan. that's where we find nick emmons. you have more on what happened here. right. everything was cleared up around 9:00 last night. according to officials. but airports across the country saw big delays, including here at logan. after hours of flying. >> it looked a bit of a mess because the whole system was down. >> international travelers met with long lines at logan. >> we were coming from london and our flight was full of a team that was coming to row at the head of the charles this weekend. so the flight was packed. >> government officials confirmed the department of homeland security computer system that checks airline passengers against terror watch lists had an issue. >> the fact the whole system was down, there were huge lines, frustrations, children crying.
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bogged down. customs and border protection say it lasted 90 minutes and the problem was with computers and kiosks used by passengers arriving in the united states. >> maybe we idealize the united states too much. in all countries, in all places, in all professions, if somebody goes wrong, you must have a plan b and have an exit strategy, having said that, it's okay. >> seven hours. >> you had to wait longer. >> yes. >> how are you feeling? >> good. happy to be back. >> reporter: so according to officials, flyers were still being screened through that terror watch list while this whole shutdown happened. so they're saying people were still safe. there's the latest live from logan, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: a worcester mother
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is facing alarming an gas gas stations -- allegations after her son showed up at school bruised and limping. the school noticed the injuries and called an ambulance. court paperwork says the boy suffered injuries do his head, arms and other parts of his body. police arrested his mother, 22-year-old chantal nguyen for reckless endangerment and allowing her child to get hurt. she blames her male roommate for the injuries. the boy is in the care of the department of children and families. dozens of families are back home after a gas line ruptured and forced them to evacuate. the gas company ace a crew hit the line a heavy equipment and static electricity sparked the fire on wednesday. the flames were so intense they melted the power lines above. >> the flames were up, catching the wires. the wires that are -- that were across the street were on fire. so those have all come down. >> the fire was higher than the wires right there.
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just a massive, massive ball of fire. >> jadiann: the gas line is fixed. crews from the gas company went home to home to relight appliances. >> christa: more trouble for draft king this morning. the fbi and the u.s. justice department are investigating online fantasy football sites, including the boston based company. let's go to nancy chen with the latest. >> reporter: it's a story we've been following closely here. investigators want to determine if draftkings and fandual violate federal law. according to the "wall street journal," agents from the boston fbi office have been contacting people who played fantasy sports on draftkings. they're asking people about their experiences with the websites. both draftkings and fandual gained the attention from federal investigators after a employee admitted to releasing sensitive information about the site's biggest contest. the same employee then won $350,000 in a contest on fan fandual during week three of
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the nfl season. fandual and draftkings banned workers from playing on each other's sites. the massachusetts attorney general's office is talking with both companies to help protect their players. live in the newsroom, nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: tom brady and the patriots are set to square off against the colts for the first time since the afc championship game. the colts complained new england's footballs were not properly inflated. >> christa: that got the ball rolling. if brady is looking for payback, he's not letting on. speaking to reporters yesterday he gave his standard answers, even when dan hausle kind of pressed him for a little bit more information. >> i'm always pretty motivated regardless of the opponent. >> how about ash -- come on, isn't there any heart or human that wants. doubt. definitely a human.
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if this upcoming game means more than most to patriots fans. as for him, he's focusing on trying to beat the colts again. >> jadiann: nate solder is done for the season after tearing his right biceps muscle. the pats placed him on injured reserve. he left during the first half but remained on the sideline and spoke to reporters after the game. it's the first major injury of his nfl career. stay tuned for full coverage of the pats, colts showdown. pregame is 6:30. football night in america starts at 7:00. kickoff for that game 8:30. >> christa: an antihillary clinton ad during tuesday night's presidential debate left family members of benghazi members angry. a political action committee paid for the ad that shows the grave of u.s. embassador christopher stevens and pictures of stevens and three others
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including winchester native, glen doherty. his mother says she thinks the ad is horrifying and christopher stephen's mother says she would sue the pac if she could. >> jadiann: trouble with the big dig tunnels. a report finds the leaks continue and are growing worse. >> christa: lamar odom on life support an found unconscious in a brothel. what doctors say was found in his system. >> jadiann: a bear in a shopping mall comes storming out. >> jeremy: cold right now. temperatures down into the 30s and 40s and as we work through the day, mostly sunny skies. temps this afternoon, nice fall day. low 60s. >> rich: we've got big time delays, a couple of accidents to talk about but right now, not a
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>> jadiann: good morning, 6:13 on the dot. we're glad you're with us. >> christa: how are you dealing with the new england temperature changes? >> jadiann: i feel cold all the time and it's into the even cold yet. >> christa: we need a space heater. this is no way to be. >> jadiann: i've invested in a new winter coat. >> jeremy: don't scare her off because winter's coming. >> christa: winter likes to show up and are loved. >> jeremy: way too early. it's excited to show off its face. you'll notice it at the end of the weekend. in northern new england they'll have snow showers. we have a nightfall day today. it's cold right now but this afternoon, low 60s. windy, mild tomorrow. more wind over the weekend but that becomes a cold wind so saturday, notice we're stepping down 10 degrees from tomorrow. a little bit below normal.
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but this time of year, again, wild swings back and forth. 60s on friday, 40s on sunday then next week i'm looking at indications temps head back into the 60s. so we're not going to lock it in but wild swings. compared to yesterday morning, temps 10-15 degrees colder than where we were. 30s and 40s. boston 48. the air is dry. the thing about dry air, it cools off fast but springs right back if you have sunshine on the dry air. that's the case through the day. 59 to 63. not as windy either. so turns into a nice fall day. a normal high is 62, where we'll be this afternoon. tonight clouds on the increase. 45-50. through the day tomorrow, morning clouds a few sprinkles then developing sunshine. windy as well but it will be a mild wind. this time of year, sometimes that wind can kind of cover up that mild feel to the air.
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saturday a cool day, blustery with temps in the upper 50s. a cold blast of air out of northern new england saturday night. if you look close here on the screen, you see that purple in northern new hampshire, northern vermont, those are snow showers. maybe even a couple of rain showers through the berkshires saturday evening but i'm not anticipating snowflakes. the colors are coming on strong across southern new england. this is from one of our twitter followers, rob wright, up in new hampshire on tuesday. crawford notch. look they colors. these are working south, closer to metro boston. even in the city, the trees are changing. cold. dry both days so head of the weekend. no rain but plan on windy, cold conditions saturday and especially on sunday. high temperatures on sunday only in the 40s. town for that. let's get over to rich kirkland and talk about the roads. >> rich: we have a couple of accidents, minor in nature.
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route 2 eastbound by the concord rotary, there's a crash there. in taunton, a crash on 24 northbound and 44. we're live with sky 7 and this is the expressway which is bumper-to-bumper, end-to-end, about a 25 minute ride. no big delays on route 3 or 95 getting to the expressway but 24 is iffy. north of town, route 1 is filling in. not a good sign. think about using 93 to come downtown. there's the turnpike, white lights heading in. that's blemish free and the t says we're on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: this morning, former nba player lamar odom is surrounded by family, including his he is estranged wife, khloe, kardashian, he's in the hospital after being found unconscious in a brothel in nevada. let's go to nancy chen. it sounds like he's on life support. >> reporter: according to reports, odom suffered brain damage at at least one stroke. he had multidrugs, including cocaine in his system when taken
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the brothel owner says odom was foaming at the mouth when he found him. he says the 35-year-old was upset while he was there. >> he did get a call on sunday afternoon or evening and seemed a little upset about a tv show kardashians. and maybe it was a rerun that he quick. he was having cocktails. >> police say workers told them he was taking herbal viagra. khloe will be making medical decisions. >> a plane crashes during an emergency landing in somalia. unsuccessful passes. the crew of six survived the hard landing. the cause of the emergency
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an iowa teen charged in his grandmother's murder goes on a rampage in a convenience store after the killing. the 17-year-old was fighting and pushing items off the shelves. customers tackled the boy and held him until police arrived. they say that he beat his grandmother to death. he'll be charged as an adult for the killing. >> christa: sales in the u.s. suffered a drop. domestic sales of jeans are down 6%. the denim downfall is from the increase in wearing leggings and yoga pants. levis and wrangler admitted to the drop. breakfast at mcdonald's has people loving it. more people are thinking about eating at the golden arches because of this move. according to a consumer research firm 46% of people who eat out for breakfast are likely to go to mcdonald's for the next meal.
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a 7% increase from three months ago. there's nothing wrong with a egg mcmuffin at 4:00 in the afternoon. nothing wrong with that, or hash bounce. >> jadiann: i think hash browns aren't on the limited menu. >> christa: you've done your research clearly. >> jadiann: well, yeah. i have to fact check that and bring back the information. next, fixing your lineup to get a washington win at week 6. we'll tell you who to start and who to sit. >> christa: this is a house of filth. a couple is arrested. much more on what was happening there. >> jadiann: outsmarting the smartest minds on the planet. a local student buys google.com for under 20 bucks. >> christa: with school back in session we're so excited to bring back our class act segment. if you know a student between 6th and 12th grades doing something outstanding in school, sports, or their community,
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good morning, mostly sunny skies today. a little bit cooler than yesterday this afternoon. 49-63, across the nation, most of the country is storm-free and this is also the case right through the upcoming weekend. so for fantasy football, weather will not play a role for the games on sunday. >> jadiann: pats fans, welcome to fantasy fixer. we're excited about sunday night football on nbc. the deflategate rematch between the pats and colts. >> a lot of hype around the quarterback matchup. tom brady motivated. julian edelman pretty much unstoppable against the cowboys. you have to like the patriots
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even danny amendola could be a bad matchup for the colts defense. if you have either of the receivers, star 'em. >> the colts rebounding and andrew luck may not be back but if he recovers from the shoulder injury, how much boost could it bring? >> i don't know. the colts won three straight but the offense isn't putting fear into anybody. two straight wins with matt hasselbeck, luck probably back matchup. andre johnson, i don't think he patriots. >> christa: the surprise win of the browns against baltimore. >> nope. joshjosh mccown benched. the broncos, the best defense in the envelope, picking up josh, don't start him. sit him. >> christa: let's talk about the bruins because they're enjoying their first win of the new
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season as they had no problem colorado. six b's players scored goals. jimmy hayes scored his first with the bruins and added two assists. the b's going for win number 2 saturday night against the coyotes in arizona. >> jadiann: i did the research fast. you can get hash browns but it's either a mcmuffin or a biscuit menu. >> christa: a biscuit? >> you either get biscuit options or mcmuffin options. as a girl from the south, i'm guessing you'll get biscuit options. >> you were bemoaning the fact people here need to learn to make biscuits and gravy. >> jadiann: at least try t these are the things we have to talk about in the morning. >> christa: food, always food. >> jadiann: still ahead, the commuter rail doing something right. the service making riders happy. >> christa: also, an order to evict. this is a decade old vigil at a
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church in scituate. the question is will it have to end. >> jadiann: an emergency meeting regarding the danvers teen on trial for murder. >> reporter: concern your
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6:30, trouble in the tunnels. how big dig leaks are draining taxpayers. >> jadiann: an alarming scene inside this house. why the people living here are under arrest. >> christa: searching for an explanation. how a local college student ends up owning google.com. >> i played football in boston. >> move over underarmor and uggs. tom brady has a new gig. >> a bear running through the mall makes a dramatic exit. >> jadiann: good morning, i'm
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kind of interesting, that -- >> jadiann: terrifying. >> christa: we'll have much more on that story. everybody's okay. let's talk about the weather,. >> jadiann: changes today, its cooler and, jeremy, the weekend looks like a bundle up. >> christa: you said clunker. i love it when you call the weekend a clunker. >> jeremy: only in the sense it's cold. i can use clunker in many facets of weather but dry both days but not warm. compared to yesterday morning at this time, it's not warm. it's 10-15 degrees colder than yesterday morning. you've got a cold morning commute but a dry morning commute and a dry day. mostly sunny skies. norwood 35. bedford 37. even downtown boston, middle and upper 40s. here's the dry air and so that october sunshine goes to work. tries to warm things up. kiddos, a good idea for jackets and sweaters and hoodies with temperatures in the 40s. outdoor recess at lunchtime. upper 50s. when school lets out this afternoon, low 60s. a nice one. >> jadiann: all right, let's
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how nice are those looking at this hour? >> rich: they're filling in. we're live on the tobin bridge coming into town, it's bumper-to-bumper but even getting to the tobin. route 1, not a good ride today. you may want to think about route 93, not great but not terrible. the expressway, well, it's just doing what the expressway does, bumper-to-bumper one end to the other. traffic downtown looks like that, storrow drive by the hatch shell. a couple of accidents. 24 northbound at 44 and route 2 eastbound in the concord rotary. not serious but backing up traffic. no headaches on route 128 and the t says it's on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: thank you. we have breaking news for you this morning. officials say that 5500 u.s. after 2016. president obama is expected to make that announcement later today. military leaders have argued afghan forces need more support from the u.s. to push back a
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>> however, as you know, the president planned to pull most service members out at the end of next year. a southbridge teacher set to face a judge after accused of sending obscene photos of himself to a student. police say joseph zuniga sent the photos through facebook several different times. police were alerted to the situation when an employee at the school heard students talking about the photos. also, airports across the international travelers had to deal with long lines at places like logan. the department of homeland security security system that checks passengers against terror watch lists had an issue. the outage does not appear to be the result of a hack, but simply a glitch. the fbi and u.s. justice department investigating online fantasy sports sites like draftkings and fandual to federal laws.
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agents from boston's fbi office have been contacting people who have played fantasy sports on draftkings. >> jadiann: new this morning, the cost of the big dig effects are adding up. the defects, that is. leaks are getting worse and costs millions to repair. victoria warren joins us with that story. good morning to you, vicky. >> reporter: good morning, jadiann. there's a lot of concern this morning that millions of dollars could be going down the drain and it's all due to leaks inside of big dig tunnels. this is based on a review by the "boston herald" that found out leaks this year are more severe than ever. the "herald" quotes a massdot official saying the leaking falls within guidelines. the leaks can't all be fixed and some will always be there. the cost an estimated 5 to bill. 16 million gals of water pumped out in 2014, the same amount
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pumped out in just the first six months of this year. so one reason that was given for the excessive amount of water pumped out this year is perhaps due to the record snowfall last winter and all of that melting snow finding its way into the tunnel system. live this morning in boston, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: three people from westport are behind bars after just a horrible case of animal cruelty. police say their home was filled with fleas and animal feces. officials came across two dead dogs, one in a trash bag, the other in a closet as well as a dead lizard. nicole botelho and stephen botelho arraigned on animal cruelty and a 17-year-old faces the same charges. parishioners of a church in scituate expected to talk about what they plan to do now thaw a state appeals court ruled
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they've been holding a vigil in the st. francis caprese church for 11 years. yesterday a court upheld a ruling that says the group is trespassing. >> jadiann: a hearing will be held today to appoint two independent mental health evaluators to decide if philip chism is competent to stand trial. jury selection has been suspended. chism refused to come out of his cell wednesday. the day before a psychologist saw the 16-year-old banging his head on the floor. based on the findings of the independent evaluators a judge could send him to the hospital for 20 days for review. chism is accused of raping and killing his math teacher, colleen ritzer, at danvers high in 2013. he faces life in prison if convicted. >> christa: for e fir first time in 100 years there will be deer hunting in the blue hills reservation. it's meant to reduce the population, which has grown out of control in recent years.
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commuter rail says it had its best september on time performance in nearly a decade. keolis says 90% ran on time. the mbta and the keolis agreed on a plan that requires monthly ontime rates to be above 90% every month. >> jadiann: and still ahead, surprising news about dietary and herbal supplements. why they're sending thousands of people to the hospital a year. >> christa: a local college student able to buy google.com. how he was able to do it. >> jadiann: a backflip that had benches cl the keurig k200
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>> christa: we're back at 6:40. if you take dietary supplements, take notice of new numbers. the new england journal of medicine estimates 23,000 americans are sent to the emergency room every year because they're taking dietary supplements. weight loss and energy boosting products are among the riskiest. body building and sexual
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enhancement products lead to cardiac symptoms. >> a babson student working on his masters in marketing was temporarily the master of google. he legally purchased google's website. sanmay ved is a former google employee. he was testing the company website registration services two weeks ago when he notice the the domain was available for $12 so he decided to try and buy it. to his surprise, the purchase went through. >> i expected it to stop at some point in time and say okay, you are the owner. here's all the information regarding google.com administrative email and it started giving me the information. >> google caught the glitch a minute later and canceled the sale. the company offered a reward to ved. he asked that the money be donated to an education charity in india. in honor of his generosity, google doubled the offer and made the donation. just a little whoops. >> christa: a lot of lawyers
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were apparently contacting him like we'll help you battle this one. but he took the high road. >> jadiann: good for him. >> christa: "know and go" is next with your top stories. tom brady has a new title. you can call him global brand embassador. i thought he already was one. >> jadiann: he looks great there, though. >> reporter: a local teacher accused of sending graphic images to a student. how police found out coming up. >> jadiann: plus must see video of a bear storming through the
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a local teacher heading to court this morning, accused of crossing the line with a student. >> a problem at customs. what we're learning about a glitch that left some passengers frustrated. >> a local fantasy sports website now reportedly under a federal investigation. >> christa: the new report that says taxpayers are getting drained by big dig leaks. >> christa: "know and go" time with your top stories at 6:45. >> jadiann: we start with traffic and weather. let's go over to jeremy and talk about the day. >> jeremy: a cold morning. temps 10-15 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. norwood 33. in the city 48. bedford 37a dry day, loaded with sunshine. cooler than yesterday. but not as windy.
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is not embarrassing, it's where we should be. low 60s. tonight, increasing clouds, sprinkles an midnight. lows in the upper 40s to around 50. tomorrow morning clouds, sprinkles and developing sunshine. mid 60s tomorrow. it will be windy. that can cover up the mild feel even though the numbers tomorrow will be above normal. saturday a cool day but here comes an ac tick front that will blast through new england saturday evening. there will be snow showers northern new england saturday night. nothing in southern new england except for cold. head of the charles, mostly sunny skies saturday and sunday but blustery and cool, i'll call it cool on saturday. sunday it's cold. embarrassing. upper 40s. fall foliage coming on strong, even approaching southern new peaking through central new england and western new england f you're heading up north this weekend, rain showers saturday and i think some snow flurries
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this to us this weekend. toward next week, it does warm up so this is not like winter beginning. it does not lock in. it's that time of year where it bounces back and forth. 60s to 40s, back to the 60s middle of next week. >> jadiann: it's 7:46. rich kirkland with the check of the roads. >> rich: it's difficult travel on 93, guys. we have a crash also on 93 southbound by route 128. but it's bumper-to-bumper anyway right now from 495 to downtown. very slow going so that's north of town. if we go south, this is route 24. plagued by accidents again today. there's one right there. live and in color, left-hand lane accident being cleared on route 24 northbound in randolph prior to route 128. of course highways like the expressway, bumper-to-bumper end-to-end as you expect. the t says we're on time. rich kirkland, "7 news today in new england."
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staying in afghanistan after next year. officials say the president will make the announcement official today. that decision comes as the taliban made gains in the country and military officials requested more support to push it back. president obama originally planned to pull most service members out of afghanistan by the time he leaves office. this will be big news today. >> jadiann: happening today, a local teacher facing troubling charges is heading to court. >> christa: he's 21 years old and is accused of sending nude images of himself to one of his students. let's go to the courthouse and you see here jennifer eagan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this teacher was fired when school officials in southbridge heard about the investigation. he's accused of sending photos to a student two separate times. 21-year-old joseph zuniga taught english at the high school. he friended a student on facebook last fall then police say he sent ten graphic images to the student.
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and he allegedly sent the photos again in august. overheard students talking about the pictures in the hallway. the student showed detectives the pictures on his cell phone. zuniga, from webster, is charged with dissemi nation of obscene material to a minor, which is a felony. >> to the best of our knowledge, the student had never communicated back to the teacher. never said anything, just remained silent. when he got the images, there was never a response. >> reporter: zuniga will be arraigned here later today. we're live in dudley this morning, jennifer eagan, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: airports across the country back up and running this morning after a glitch with homeland security and customs computers caused big backups logan. nick emmons is live there for us with more on exactly what happened. good morning, nick. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, everything actually was wrapped up around 9:00 last night but for almost two hours at international terminals
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across the u.s., big lines were backed up inside the terminals. so this is all what we know as of know. the government officials confirmed the department of homeland security security system which checks airline passengers against terror watch lists had an issue. new york city's john f. kennedy airport bogged down. customs and border protection says it lasted 90 minutes. the problem was with computers and kiosks for passengers arriving into the united states. the government doesn't thing there was anything malicious with the glitch. people coming from overseas were still being checked against the terror watch list. live from logan, nick emmons, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: a worcester mother facing charges after her five-year-old son shows up to school bruised and limping. the family lives in this apartment building in worcester. staffer at the boy's elementary
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he was in pain and had trouble walking. court paperwork says the boy suffered significant injuries to his head, his arms, other parts of his body as well. police arrested his 22-year-old, chantal nguyen, for reckless endangerment and allowing her child to get hurt. she blames her male roommate for causing the marks on her son. her little boy is in the care of the department of children and families. dozens of families in medfield are back home after a gas line ruptures and forces them to evacuate. the gas company says a crew hit the line with a piece of heavy equipment and static electricity sparked the fire. the flames so intense they melted the power lines above. >> jadiann: a developing story involving draftkings. the fbi is investigating the on-line fantasy sites. >> investigators want to determine if websites such as
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agents from boston's fbi office have been contacting people who played fantasy sports on draftkings to learn about their experiences with the site. last month a draftkings employee admitted to releasing sensitive information about the site's biggest contest. that same employee then won $350,000 in a contest on fandual. fandual and draftkings banned workers from playing on each other's sites. nancy chen, "7 news today in new england." >> christa: new report this morning finds defects in the big dig tunnels are costing taxpayers millions of dollars after all these years. let's go to victoria warren. she has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, there's a lot of concern this morning that millions of dollars may be going down the drain and it's all because of leaks in the big dig tunnels. this is based on a review done by the "boston herald." this is video of leeks in years past but the review found the leaks in the tunnels this year are more severe than ever.
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the "herald" quotes a massdot official says the leaking still false falls within guidelines. the leaks can't all be fixed and some will always be there. what dues this cost? the estimation is it will cost 5 to $7 million a year to address the leaking and pump that water out. live in boston, victoria warren, "7 news today in new england." >> jadiann: former nba and reality tv star lamar odom is in a coma on life support. odom suffered brain damage and at least one stroke. the 35-year-old had multiple drugs, including cocaine, in his system when taken to the hospital. his estranged wife, khloe kardashian is at the hospital and at his bedside. >> christa: the patriots will have a different starting left tackle when they take on the colts coming up sunday. starter nate solder is out for the rest of the season after
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tearing his right biceps muscle. the pats placed him on injured reserve. he left sunday's win over the cowboys in the first half. marcus cannon is expected to get the first shot at filling the void. cannon is the only player listed as a left tackle on the depth chart. the colts are hoping andrew luck will be able to play sunday. he was limited during wednesday's practice. he missed the last two games, recovering from a shoulder injury. if he does not play, matt hasselbeck will start for the colts. keep it tuned here for full coverage of the pats, colts showdown. the pregame starts at 6:30. kickoff for the game is 8:30. >> jadiann: tom brady named the global brand embassador for tag hoyer, known for tapping the best in sports talent. brady says the first watch he ever bought was a tagg after
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winning the super bowl. the slogan is don't crack under pressure after the year brady had, it seems to fit just fine. >> the toronto blue jays heading to the american league championship series following a wild game five win over texas. joey batista hitting a three-run homer to. the texas player didn't like the way he flipped his bat so the benches cleared twice. fans threw things on the field. the 70s inning lasted 53 minutes. toronto won 6-3. the blue jays take on the royals in the alcs. kansas city beating houston 7-2 to win 3-2. game one of the alcs will be in kansas city tomorrow night. >> jadiann: well, this is this morning's must see video. >> a bear!
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a bear! >> that is shoppers in russia, screaming as a bear storms out of the mall. the bear had been roaming around inside the mall before making clearly it was scared. you have to realize, that's a wild animal. probably terrified. >> christa: not to mention the people watching it. that thing can move. >> jeremy: in russia? that will set capitalism back a few years. temps 10-15 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. boston 48, norwood 31. plymouth as 41. a great day in southern new england, mostly sunny skies. temperatures this morning out of the 30s and 40s. this afternoon, heading for the 60s. tomorrow, mid 60s. cold blast of air on sunday. mid 40s. >> christa: all right, thank you so much. thank you for sharing your time with us. i'm christa delcamp. >> jadiann: i'm jadiann thompson. we'll be right back with your latest news and weather at 9:00.
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